Farm Meadow, Lincoln, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US

Jun 23, 2024 8:01 AM – 10:25 AM

Protocol: Traveling

1.913 mile(s)

Checklist Comments:    BBC – Bobolinks at Farm Meadow, Lincoln – Leaders: Mathias Bitter and Kathy Dia – Pouring rain stopped right before the walk but it stayed cloudy and drizzly for most of the trip. Still a nice variety of birds, including the Bobolinks visiting a nest. A fox was also seen hopping through the field and some of us thought it could’ve been a Gray Fox.

39 species

Wood Duck  1    Immature male in pond by Codman Farm

Mourning Dove  2

Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2

Killdeer  2

Cooper’s Hawk  1    Mobbed by starlings and blackbirds.

Red-bellied Woodpecker  2

Downy Woodpecker  2

Eastern Wood-Pewee  1

Great Crested Flycatcher  1

Eastern Kingbird  3

Red-eyed Vireo  1

Blue Jay  9

Black-capped Chickadee  4

Tufted Titmouse  2

Barn Swallow (American)  12

White-breasted Nuthatch  1

Carolina Wren  3

European Starling  20

Gray Catbird  4

Brown Thrasher  1    Mimicking CAWR in some dense bushes on the edge of the meadow. Sound didn’t match GRCA and group eliminated NOMO based on how hidden it was and volume of song.

Eastern Bluebird  3

Veery  2    Calling on the sides of the dirt path by the train tracks

Wood Thrush  3

American Robin  10

Cedar Waxwing  4

House Sparrow  12

American Goldfinch  6

Chipping Sparrow  4

Song Sparrow  5

Bobolink  3    2 males and 1 female. One male carrying food and visiting probable nest site. Female flew out of nest site briefly.

Baltimore Oriole  1

Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  6

Brown-headed Cowbird  4

Common Grackle  5

Ovenbird  1

Common Yellowthroat  3

Northern Cardinal  4

Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2    Pair. male landed on path

Indigo Bunting  1

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